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Top 3 Action Items from Recent Dementia Friends Information Sessions

March 29, 2024

Dementia Friends is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. “I feel less intimidated and more informed,” shared a new Dementia Friend. Our free Information Sessions, led by volunteers, or “Champions”, share information about dementia, key messages to know, and important communication tips.

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Revitalizing Dementia Friends in Pierce County

February 28, 2024

Chances are that you may know someone living with dementia, or may know someone who is caring for someone living with the disease. Perhaps you’ve even heard in the news recently about celebrities bravely sharing their diagnoses. You may wonder: how can I be a support to someone living with dementia? How can I learn more?

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Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

January 26, 2024

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Team Spotlight: Ann Mathew, Memory Hub Design Intern (UW School of Art + Art History + Design)

January 04, 2024

Ann is working as a design intern and volunteer at the Memory Hub while working on her UW Design Thesis on dementia and social inclusion.

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A Caregiver Goes to the Opera

October 05, 2023

Family dementia caregiver Randi Luoto received a grant from Road Scholar to embark on an educational adventure in New York City, a creative twist on taking some caregiver respite.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Mary Jane Knecht,  On-Site Collaborator

July 05, 2023

Our on-site collaborator Mary Jane Knecht of the Frye Art Museum retired in June, sparking off bittersweet celebrations of her foundational role at the Memory Hub and her legacy in the field of Creative Aging.

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Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

June 30, 2023

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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Social Connection and Brain Health

June 05, 2023

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Brain Health Block Party on June 21st!

June 01, 2023

You’re invited to celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June! Join your First Hill neighbors for our first annual Brain Health Block Party. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, stop by any site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. 

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Recap: An afternoon of resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have dementia

May 31, 2023

Our first I/DD & Dementia Dialogue on May 13th was a wonderful afternoon of connection, meaningful engagement, and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have dementia, alongside family and professional caregivers. 

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Tracing the Vision for the Memory Hub…to Zimbabwe

May 05, 2023

Memory Hub Director, Marigrace Becker, shares how her time living with a host family and volunteering in Zimbabwe formed her early vision for creating a welcoming community of respect for people living with memory loss.

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Dementia Friends Spotlight: Misty Eberspecher, Independent Living Program Manager at Housing Resources Bainbridge

April 21, 2023

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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The Memory Hub Library: Our Favorite Titles

April 19, 2023

When you come to visit the Memory Hub, plan to spend some time in our library! You’ll find numerous books about brain wellness, creative approaches to caregiving, memoirs written by people living with memory loss, children’s books and more.

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Pay Attention for Fall Prevention!

April 14, 2023

We can all help prevent falls for people living with dementia. Dementia Friends—people who have taken a dementia awareness training—offer some tips to help protect our loved ones from fall-related injuries.

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It’s Husky Giving Day! Support the Memory Hub and Maude’s Garden

April 06, 2023

Today, April 6th, is Husky Giving Day, the University of Washington’s 24-hour online giving challenge. Join us to support the Memory Hub, including projects like the new gazebo in Maude’s Garden!

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